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Butte Police Add New, All-Terrain Vehicle

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Butte-Silver Bow County Law Enforcement is adding a new set of wheels to its fleet to aid in search and rescue.

Through an $18,000 justice assistance grant, the police department is purchasing a 4-by-4, all-terrain vehicle.

The vehicle will be used for assisting search and rescue, reaching rural and mountainous areas, and patrolling during Butte's festivals.

"When you need to get to those remote areas and you need to get a tactical team into an area where we can't reach it by our standard vehicles, that's when it's very important," said Sheriff Ed Lester. "If we need to get investigators to a scene quickly and get them supplies, it will be very important in those types of situations."

The law enforcement department expects to receive the vehicle by next week.

It will be ready for use within the next month.

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